Our Constitution - The Law of the Land

Our Constitution - The Law of the Land

| 28 min
campus
Your rental expires on
YOU ALREADY OWN THIS FILM. Download it from your purchase library.

Most Canadians have heard a lot about the Constitution, but don't understand what it is or how it works. Using clear language, this film explains that the Constitution is made up of laws, court decisions and conventions. Together, they guide our legislatures and Parliament, delineating federal and provincial jurisdictions, and protecting citizens from abusive legislation.

Our Constitution - The Law of the Land touches on key moments in the Constitution's history, from the 1867 British North America Act (Constitution Act), to the 1982 repatriation of the Constitution and the Charter of Rights, to continued efforts at constitutional change. (Grades 6-12 civics and social studies.)

Pedagogical evaluations and study guides are only available to CAMPUS subscribers.

CAMPUS

Features designed specifically for teachers Learn more

Already subscribed? Connectez-vous

Embed this code on your site

Video player width

by (( height )) Reset
Credits
  • director
    Jane Churchill
  • producer
    Tamara Lynch
  • executive producer
    Floyd Elliott

  • Watch your films later, offline,
    on your phone or tablet.
  • Have a question or need help?
    Click here to contact us!